Converting songs from iTunes in to mp3s

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Hi, how are you all!! First of all, God is good. I don't know if I came to the right place. But I have a question to ask. How can I convert the songs that I have on my iTunes from my computer in to mp3s? Someone told me that there is an application that does that, I don't know. Thanks, and God bless and have a great day.



Submitted by captianbubble on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

On the Mac, there is an accessible app called Ondesoft iTunes Converter for Mac.
Unfortunately, you have to pay $20 or so. It is one of the best converters I have ever used! It converts Apple Music files, and M4 a files also!
But, if you want to convert purchased music from iTunes to MP3, you can get fish in from the Mac App Store. Those are the only apps I found that are very accessible on the Mac.
Oh, God bless you too! I hope that helps.

Submitted by Ekaj on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

I was at a Genius Bar appointment last summer, and the genius assisting me and my tutor told us that the conversion process was automatic. But I guess not really? I'll have to maybe check these out. I guess it's a good thing that I ordered an external hard drive.

Submitted by Irlanda on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

I don't have a mack I have a HP computer with windows 10

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

I do it with NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter. It is fast and quality is very very very good.

Submitted by Dawn 👩🏻‍🦯 on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

I have a recommendation on a program thaj you should try & or at beast look into. It's called Handbrake. I'm not entirely sure if this program is available for Mac, but I'd check & iee if it is. It's a converting & ripping program.

Her's the site that you can get it from.

Good luck & hope this helps you.

Submitted by Toonhead on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Most modern mp3 players and programs like Winamp will automaticly play iTunes media, the music that you download is a .m4a file. Most modern mp3 players and obviously, iPhones will be able to play m4a's. Actually, now that I think of it, you'd want to keep them as m4a's in the first place, as the file size of an m4a is actually smaller than an mp3 but sounds just as good if not better. If you have an android device, you can listen to m4a files right on the phone using the stock music player that comes with the operating system, I threw that bit in there for completeness. Also if you have Windows 10, Groove music will play m4a files if you prefer that. So there's no need to convert them at all, just play them and enjoy!

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Actually not apple music. That is an m4p file which has DRM. What note burner does is remove the DRM. you can even do this wiht itunes movies. I don't have the note burner video converter as I don't need it, but it's a good way to own your stuff.

Submitted by Brian Giles on Thursday, February 9, 2017

If the songs aren't DRM protected, you can just use iTunes itself. Just set your import preferences to MP3 ed go to the song you want to convert, andchoose create mp3 version from the context menu with VO-SHIFT-M.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Yeah most of us are asking about the DRM stuff. There is stuff out there and I use it on a daily bases. A good way to "own" your apple music collection.

Submitted by Irlanda on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Hi thanks for all the comments! Deeply appreciated!! I have a apex BT32, and the apex does not play m4a music and that is why I am wondering. Thank you all so very much and may God bless you all. Have a great day.

Submitted by DPinWI on Friday, February 10, 2017

Stripping DRM from music from a service such as Apple Music does not mean you "truly own" it. You have the right to listen to it so long as you subscribe to the service, which is akin to renting. You do not own perpetual rights to the music. If you want that sort of access, consider buying the tracks through iTunes or other sources that sell, rather than rent, media.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Friday, February 10, 2017

No no no, I can "own" it. The program I use strips drm from the m4p files and converts them into mp3 files that can be burned to cd, played on my phone, played on my dad's android phone , etc.. I have over 9 days of music in my music library and am adding more daily via apple music. The only thing I wish noteburner would do is if I have an album added that is a compilation, it would convert the album under various not put all the artists separately into separate folders. Over all though it is anice piece of software. I hope the dev keeps it going.

Unless you are purchasing the tracks,rather than downloading them through a month to month Apple Music subscription, you do not own the rights to retain the songs beyond the term of your subscription.

You might possess unprotected versions of the material, but, you do not own them. This is not a trivial distinction.

Submitted by Toonhead on Friday, February 10, 2017

Technicly, he is 100% correct. You might be able to strip the drm from a file but you don't, truly own it unless you spend actual bucks.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Friday, February 10, 2017

Well most of the time I do buy the albums anyway as long as they are also on itunes so in my case I do own about 90 percent of my apple music library, in itunes purchases. I was also using "own" in a sarcastic tone as well. I know I don't actually own it even though the file is in my hand. I've written contracts stating this.

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Friday, April 5, 2019

Hello KE7ZUM. Recently, I posted on AppleVis trying to determine how to rip mp3 files from my purchased iTunes movies and music. In searching this forum for help, I found your post about Noteburner and downloaded it to my Windows PC. I was unable to use the program. I was actually able to install it but only by using my JAWS cursor to do so. Any attempts to use the program after that was useless.

Does Noteburner work on Windows PC's that have screen readers installed? The program looks like it would do exactly what I want to do but for the fact that I can't access it. All I'm trying to do is convert my iTunes movies and music purchases into mp3 format for use on my Victor Stream.

Any assistance you can give is appreciated.